The Maldives has shown interest in importing clay from Bangladesh.
The Maldives' Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid expressed the country's eagerness during a conversation over the phone with his Bangladeshi counterpart Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Monday, a foreign ministry press release said.
Momen assured Shahid of providing assistance and requested the Maldivian government to import Covid-19 medical equipment, including PPE, from Bangladesh.
During the discussion, they both focused on boosting trade and business relations between the two South Asian countries.
The foreign ministers agreed on introducing a direct shipping link between Bangladesh and the Maldives to enhance trade relations.
During the talks, they also agreed to continue their mutual cooperation at international fora.
Abdulla Shahid praised the success of the Bangladesh government as well as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visionary leadership in tackling the Covid-19 situation.
The Maldives will continue its all-out support for the repatriation of the displaced Rohingyas in Myanmar, he said.
Later, the Maldivian minister expressed his eagerness to visit Bangladesh in the near future.